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Do you wish Christmas could last the whole year - wherever you live? In this festively-themed podcast, Scottish writer Tom Christie and America's favourite Santa Claus, Joe Moore, chat about the different Christmas traditions that are celebrated in their respective countries. With a new topic in every episode, they explore the similarities, the differences, the legends and the downright eccentric!

Traditionally Speaking Tom Christie & Joe Moore

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Do you wish Christmas could last the whole year - wherever you live? In this festively-themed podcast, Scottish writer Tom Christie and America's favourite Santa Claus, Joe Moore, chat about the different Christmas traditions that are celebrated in their respective countries. With a new topic in every episode, they explore the similarities, the differences, the legends and the downright eccentric!

    Christmas Toys of the 1960s

    Christmas Toys of the 1960s

    Remember the Swinging Sixties? Tom and Joe certainly do! Join them as they discuss the bestselling toys of every year of that influential decade, taking a look at what was topping the charts in the UK and the USA. From James Bond to the Beatles via G.I. Joe and Barbie, many of the toys of the 1960s would become firm favourites in homes across the world. But how many of them give you fond memories of Christmas past?Join in the festive fun all the year round on the Traditionally Speaking websit...

    • 32 min
    Christmas Toys of the 1990s

    Christmas Toys of the 1990s

    It was a decade of rapid social and technological change, but the 1990s offered up some innovative Christmas toys which ranged from the traditional to the futuristic. In this episode, Tom and Joe take a nostalgic look back at the festive gifts people were enjoying throughout the nineties, ranging from Furby and Pokemon to the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis.Join in the festive fun all the year round on the Traditionally Speaking website at: http://traditionally-speaking.com/

    • 29 min
    More American Christmas TV Movies Filmed in Scotland

    More American Christmas TV Movies Filmed in Scotland

    Tom and Joe return to the topic of Christmas TV movies filmed in and around Scotland, this time taking a look at features including Wendy Faraone's "Saving Christmas Spirit", David Lumsden's "Christmas in Scotland", and Dustin Rikert's "A Merry Scottish Christmas". These movies were filmed in a diverse range of locations throughout Scotland, and with their mixture of American and Scottish characters - as well as an exploration of how Christmas traditions can differ and complement each ot...

    • 21 min
    Christmas Toys of the 1970s

    Christmas Toys of the 1970s

    Amongst the most iconic of recent decades, the 1970s offered more than its fair share of unique toys for Christmas. In this episode, Tom and Joe take a nostalgic look back at the era of Simon, Weebles, Shrinky-Dink, Strawberry Shortcake, Atari 2600s and many other unforgettable gifts besides. What else could you expect to find under a seventies Christmas tree? Now's your chance to find out!Join in the festive fun all the year round on the Traditionally Speaking website at: http://traditionall...

    • 32 min
    Christmas Carols

    Christmas Carols

    We love to sing them every festive season, but how did Christmas carols get started - and why have they continued to be so popular? In this episode, Tom and Joe take a look back at the complex history of the Christmas carol, moving from antiquity through to the modern day. Along the way, they discover some fascinating facts about this beloved custom - including details of the longest Christmas carol ever written!Join in the festive fun all the year round on the Traditionally Speaking website ...

    • 20 min
    Christmas Sweaters

    Christmas Sweaters

    You may love them or you may hate them, but Christmas sweaters have become an increasingly popular feature of the modern festive season. They can be beautifully designed or gloriously tasteless, but they're always hard to ignore! Tom and Joe take a look at how the Christmas sweater craze got started, and ask whether they're here to stay.Join in the festive fun all the year round on the Traditionally Speaking website at: http://traditionally-speaking.com/

    • 17 min

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